Freeland, PA Mine Shaft Slate Fall, Oct 1911
TONS OF SLATE FALL ON FIVE WORKMEN.
DRAWN INTO ABANDONED MINE AIRSHAFT AT FREELAND, PA.
Freeland, Pa., Oct. 4. -- At Driften colliery of the Lehigh Valley Coal Company while a gang of seven men were repairing a drag line on the summit of a tall culm bank the ground beneath their feet gave way.
Five men were sucked into an old abandoned airshaft and buried beneath tons of slate and coal dirt. Death was instantaneous as the men fell seventy feet to the bottom of the shaft.
The dead are:
NAGAIRIRO D. ANGELO.
JOHN ANLICIRLO, his brother.
Indiana Evening Gazette Pennsylvania 1911-10-04